In a recent article written by the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Dr Anh expresses that plastic surgeons are not solely responsible for body shaming issues. This article was written in response to the media frenzy about the issue of Specialist Plastic Surgeons’ social media being responsible for body image anxiety. In the […]
Has gravity taken its toll on your body and left you with sagging breasts and low self-esteem?
A breast lift can lift the position of your breasts. Some patients also experience an improved level of self-esteem after the procedure as their breasts look how they want them to look.
As we age gravity and other factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss take its toll on our bodies, leaving us with sagging, less volumous breasts. At our Perth plastic surgery we are able to use a breast lift to reshape and lift the breasts to a more full and desirable position. The surgery will involve tightening the skin and repositioning the breasts for a firmer and perkier bosom. This procedure will not alter the size of your breasts; however it will rejuvenate your shape and profile with a youthful and uplifted appearance. A breast lift can be performed in conjunction with an augmentation to provide volume for those requiring it.
Your Breast Lift Consultation
What to expect from your initial consultation for a breast lift…
The Initial Consultation
The initial consultation can be daunting for you. It is only natural to feel nervous about revealing your concerns about your breasts and it is only natural to feel self-conscious when sharing your personal feelings about your appearances with someone you have never met before. Dr Anh Nguyen understands that you may feel this way and will try to make the consultation as comfortable for you as possible.
Dr Nguyen and her cosmetic consultants will spend about 45 minutes with you to gain a better understanding of why you are seeking a breast lift, what results you want to achieve from the mastopexy and what your expectations are of having the procedure. Dr Nguyen will obtain a medical and surgical history and then examine you.
Thereafter, she will discuss with you what options are available to you (type of breast lift, scars, need for implants etc), complications and implications if a complication were to occur, the steps that will be taken to minimize these complications, the aftercare and expected postoperative recovery.
She will show you before and after photos of her patients who have had a breast lift, answer any of your questions and provide you with written material about breast lift surgery for you to take home. A quote will be given to you at the end of the consultation and the practice manager will explain all of the costs involved in the surgery.
Dr Nguyen believes that the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very personal and important one and should not be made without considerable research, information and understanding. That is why she will recommend you go and seek other opinions, obtain as much information as possible and be comfortable with the surgeon you choose to perform the cosmetic surgery for you.
Dr Nguyen will recommend a second consultation with you, to go over things again and cover any further questions that you might have.
Breast Lift Before and After Gallery
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If you would like more volume in your breasts as well as more upper breast fullness, then a breast lift alone will not achieve this. A breast implant will be needed in addition to the breast lift to enhance the breast size, volume and upper breast fullness. This is known as an augmentation mastopexy, which is technically a more challenging procedure.
Traditionally, an augmentation mastopexy (breast lift and enlargement) are performed in stages – first the breast lift and once the patient has healed, the second stage will be a breast enlargement with an implant. This is due to the competing forces that occur during a single stage augmentation mastopexy where the tissues and skin are tightened in a lift (as well as the breast gland being reshaped and repositioned). While on the other hand, an implant is enlarging the breast and putting tension on the reduced skin envelope.
Despite this, an augmentation mastopexy can be performed at the one operation but it is not as simple, and it is not unusual if minor revisions are required in the future.
During a breast life Dr Anh will also be able to improve the appearance of the nipples and areolas if they should point downward or are stretched or enlarged. Dr Anh will discuss this with you prior to surgery.
Dr Anh and her cosmetic consultants will spend about 45 minutes with you to gain a better understanding of why you are seeking a breast lift, what results you want to achieve from the mastopexy and what your expectations are of having the procedure. Dr Anh will obtain a medical and surgical history and then examine you, after which she will recommend which treatments will give you the best possible result.
For more information on Breast Lift, please contact our friendly team today. If you are ready for a consultation about your desired treatment or procedure please call Dr Anh today on (08) 9322 2659